Meno is a dialogue based text about virtue and methods of teaching and learning. It is a
discussion between Meno, an impatient and greedy man, and Socrates, a never tiring, humble
philosopher who strives to teach without instructing.
In the f
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Why is it Hard to be Moral?
An examination of Aristotles morality
The desire to live a morally correct life is an essential aspect of humankinds
existence. These beliefs are all around us, whether i
Greek and Medieval
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Aristotle Take Home Exam
1. Objects are made up of three parts: substantial form, prime matter, and incidental properties.
Substantial form is similar to formal cause, in that it determines what t
Platos Crito Paper
Platos Crito brings a very controversial topic to light: whether it is just to respond with
injustice to something unjust. The dialogue begins with Critos argument: not only will Socrates
inability to escape reflect badly on his friends
Morality as it applies to the soul, in Platos view is bound to be similar to morality as it
applies to the community. Both of these things are after all, in some way the same, as all
morality is. It stands to reason then, that determining wha
Among the Pre-Socratic philosophers there is an interesting thread that can be drawn
through the different theories of what the fundamental elements of everything that we see are.
Three philosophers, specifically, Anaximenes, Heraclitus and Empedocles
Take-Home Number Three
1. The bundle theory proposed by philosophers such as George Berkeley and David Hume
asserts that things as we know them in the physical world are really a collection of sense data:
Take Home Test 2
A) 1. Platos World of the Forms comes almost directly from a clear understanding of the onemany problem: where there exists a many, there must be a one, above the many, which is the
quality by which
Plato strongly believes that human beings have knowledge of objective ideal
concepts. An example of this knowledge for Plato is how humans have knowledge of the
concept of equality. Plato calls this the knowledge of the Equal itself (Plato 56). Plato